READING THE STORIES AND
LISTENING TO THEM
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO
The main idea is to make the player appear as small as possible on your computer screen to leave the text unobstructed. The player you use also needs to be set to stay on top of the text files so it won't disappear when you turn pages.
If you have already done this, continue. If not, look at the following pages:
Setting up to use the Windows Media Player
Setting up to use the RealOne Player
READING A STORY IN ACROBAT READER FORMAT
You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader™ to see the Yiddish Stories and the texts in Tanakh (The Hebrew Scriptures). The Acrobat Reader is given away with many software products and you may already have it. If you do not have this program, return to the Yiddish Stories page. At the bottom of that page is an icon that you can click on to go to the Adobe web site. Acrobat Reader is free. If the version you have is more than a year or two old, you may want to get the latest version.
AFTER YOU HAVE INSTALLED THE ACROBAT READER
To read a story, click on the Acrobat Reader icon
next to the title of the story you want to read. Various features of the reader make it easy for you to arrange the size and position of the pages in the way you like best. Acrobat Reader has an excellent Help section that explains its features and can help you solve problems.
The most important feature is the adjustment of the page size. This adjustment is at the top of the window. To change the size of the page image, click on the plus or minus signs shown in the image below and the percentage in the window will change. You can also click on the small triangle just to the right of the window to choose a size.
Another useful feature enables you to choose whether to display one or two pages at a time. This feature is at the bottom of the window.
First adjust the page image so that the page is half the width of your monitor screen. This works best with stories that have less text on each page. You can then make the Reader display two pages at a time, like an open book, by clicking on the symbol circled in red.
Setting up Windows Media Player
Setting up the RealOne Player
Loading the free version of RealOne Player
Introduction to Listening and Reading
Return to the List of Yiddish Stories